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Last updated: 17 November 2018
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Datum:Freitag 20 Februar 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Fluggesellschaft:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Kennzeichen: N740PA
Werknummer: 44882/694
Baujahr: 1956
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Ausbildungsflug
Flug von:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), USA
Flug nach:San Francisco International Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), USA
Unfallbericht:
The DC-7 was being used for a crew transitional training and checkout flight. One of the manoeuvres carried out was a maximum glide angle approach to landing. During the flare out of this manoeuvre a high descent rate continued until the aircraft struck the runway with heavy impact. A fire started and destroyed the plane.



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